Pro BDS

We need to talk about Zionism

I am both Arab and Jewish. My Baba was born in Beirut, Lebanon, and while he does not identify with his heritage-choosing to speak French rather than Arabic-my siblings and I do identify as Arab, and this is important to…

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Letter to the editor: We should have right to boycott Israel

Recently, the Arizona Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sued Kansas for a law targeting supporters of a boycott against Israel, a law that Arizona also adopted in 2016 (HB-2617). Arizona and Kansas’s laws force individuals or businesses who contract with the…

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Hey, Congress: Pay Attention To Nazis, Not Activists

This Tuesday, Congress held a hearing to address rising campus anti-Semitism. The focus of the hearing centered around redefining of anti-Semitism under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The proposed definition would expand “anti-Semitism” to include speech…

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Chomsky Clarifies Position on the Cultural Boycott of Israel

In recent years, people promoting the mantras of ‘constructive engagement’ and ‘bridge-building’ with Israel have cited Professor Noam Chomsky in their defence. He is alleged to oppose the campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS ) launched by Palestinian civil society…

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Israel Anti-Boycott Act Inhibits Free Speech

The defensive use of free speech on campus has carried just as much nuance as it does when invoked by your racist uncle on Thanksgiving. As of late, Libertarians, Republicans, fascists and all those who intermingle the three have brandished…

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5 Myths About Israel Boycotts That Every Theater Lover Should Consider

Ever since a group of surprisingly high-profile theater artists called on Lincoln Center to cancel its upcoming production of an Israeli state-sponsored play, New York City’s theater community has been reeling with discomfort. While many theater professionals sympathize with the Palestinian…

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The SSMU Board’s BDS decision is a disgrace

On Sunday night, the SSMU Board of Directors unanimously decided that the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement violates SSMU’s constitution. More precisely, they voted to approve a reference (“legal opinion”) from the SSMU Judicial Board (or JBoard) which concluded that…

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BDS Movement will gain momentum

History demonstrates that anti-apartheid movements endure harsh periods of slander before they are finally accepted and permitted to enter the mainstream. For years, the Reagan and Thatcher administrations had labelled the great anti-apartheid fighter, Nelson Mandela, a “terrorist.” In fact,…

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